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Geoffrey Rush to play a god in Gods Of Egypt

Given that he's one of the few actors to win the “Triple Crown of Acting” (an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy), it seems only natural that Geoffrey Rush  would finally get around to playing a god. The Australian thespian has been cast as the Egyptian sun god Ra in Alex Proyas’ upcoming film Gods Of Egypt. Rush joins Gerard Butler as Set and Game Of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus—just a few of the many Egyptian gods who will all presumably be played by white men. The script, which Proyas cowrote with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, follows a thief and a god who team up for a quest. Hopefully Collin Firth will be cast as the stuttering thief that Ra cures through repetition of the word “fuck.” [via /Film]

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